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Post  Cincynative on 6/25/2012, 11:58 am

We've got four varieties of tomatoes - Black Krim, Rutgers, a red cherry and a yellow grape (sorry, can't remember the varieties of the last two). We planted in late April. All of them look healthy, but some are still quite short and almost none have flowers yet (a total of seven plants have about four small flowers among them). Leaves on all look healthy--no wilt, browning, yellowing, critters, etc. I'd have thought that at least the cherries and grapes would be flowering by now, especially with the last few days of hot weather. Is it still too early to expect lots of flowers? Do our plants need something? They're in Mel's Mix from last year, which we've amended with new compost. This is only our second year, so we're fairly clueless! Thoughts? Thanks!
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Post  walshevak on 6/25/2012, 1:17 pm

Give them a week of warm weather and see if they improve. Since this is 2nd year MM and shot of compost tea might be in order, or a bit more compost as a top dressing.

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Post  Cincynative on 6/25/2012, 3:43 pm

Thanks, Kay. That's what we're figuring to do. I hope that it'll just take a little more patience and maybe a little compost tea. I'm just so eager to bite into a fresh tomato! And not sure how others in my area are faring. Fingers crossed.
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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/25/2012, 4:03 pm

Mine out here on the Cape are about the same as yours, Cincynative. The few flowers and any little green toms are on the 2 plants that I bought with flowers already on them.

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Post  quiltbea on 6/28/2012, 2:04 pm

I'm north of you and my tomatoes are in various stages of growth. Some don't have but a few flowers just starting and some have green tomatoes forming. It could depend on your variety, too. My Green Zebras, Chico III, Black Plum, and Sausage tomatoes are forming fruits while I'm still waiting on all the others. I have over a dozen varieties. Be patient. Remember, when we get those over 90-degree days, it sets the plants back a little. They can't handle too much heat.
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Post  Cincynative on 6/28/2012, 3:00 pm

Thanks for weighing in, CapeCoddess and quiltbea. I didn't have a chance to check this morning, but yesterday, I think I saw a few more flowers. Still not as many as I'd have expected with healthy-looking plants, though. The recent rains and warm weather have definitely given some height to all of them. I'm still a bit worried about the lack of flowers (and no fruits at all yet), but I'll try to be patient. Good to know, quiltbea, about the hot weather. I always thought that tomatoes liked hot weather. I guess just not TOO hot! We did get 3 days in a row of 95-98 last week. CC, I think we might be in about the same zone. We're technically 6b, but we're quite close to the water (about 3 miles), and there's this little area right on the coast in Boston that's a 7, so we're almost like the Cape. Will try to remember to check back in when we get some fruit. Cheers!
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